Martin Duberman, author of "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left," is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than 20 books, Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.
"Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left," is the first major biography of the late social activist and author of "A People’s History of the United States." Zinn was a larger-than-life figure who stood at the center of the key social movements of the 20th century. Duberman was the first scholar to gain access to Zinn’s personal papers after he died in 2010. Duberman provides a character study of an individual whose complex personal life was sometimes at odds with the change he effected.
Noam Chomsky wrote that Howard Zinn "changed the consciousness of a generation.” Harvard University History Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy wrote that “Martin Duberman is America’s most daring and creative living biographer.” Duberman was also the author of the dual biography, "A Saving Remnant: The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds," published in 2011 by The New Press. Duberman and McReynolds were our guests on Rag Radio on March 5, 2011.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 55:01.